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Sumo New Year Basho

Sumo New Year Basho

What better way to start the new year than with a sumo tournament? There are few sports that are more Japanese than sumo!

 

Large, strong men face of in a ring pushing with all their force each other out - or better yet have the opponent fall over! From 10th to 24th of January the Sumo New Year Basho is held in Tokyo with great fan fare.

Going to a sumo tournament is quite the adventure, bouts are generally quite short, some lasting mere seconds, but the energy and atmosphere is really cool! Imagine how big the Sumo wrestlers bento boxes must be! 

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